Sunday, April 9, 2017
April 9, Isaiah 31, Rely on God and not your army
This of course is written specifically to Israel and there are some prerequisites. God told Israel back in the wilderness that they were not to multiply horses and develop a large army, because He would fight their battles. But they had to remain obedient. And that's the key. There are several places where God makes an if-then promise and this was one of them. As long as Israel kept God commandments, then He would personally protect them. And I don't believe that God ever expected anyone to keep all of The Law, that's why they brought sacrifices, an acknowledgement of sin. I believe that what God wanted then and still wants now is for His people to love their neighbors, not worship idols, or put their faith in the strength of men.